Aberdeen Proving Ground
Location: Located 23 miles northeast of Baltimore, in Harford County, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) is home to nearly 70 tenant organizations. Located just off Maryland's beautiful Chesapeake Bay, the Aberdeen area features family-oriented communities, beautiful neighborhoods, and many exciting leisure activities that compliment the relaxed Chesapeake Bay Lifestyle. Aberdeen has excellent schools, an array of entertainment options and sports facilities. Aberdeen Proving Ground homepage.
Cost of Living: Harford County's cost of living is 7.91% higher than the U.S. average.
BRAC Status: Significant decrease in military and an increase in civilians and contractors expected due to BRAC.
Base Operator: 410-278-5201
- 4,032 military
- 1,381 family members
- 9,518 civilians
- 3,231 contractors
- 16,000 military retirees and retiree family members
Area Population: Harford County: 239,993
Child Development Centers: Two centers on post provide programs for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. Programs include full-day and hourly programs and before-and after-Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten services.
- Aberdeen Area CDC - Located in Bldg 2485 Aberdeen, MD., Phone: 410-278-5748
- Edgewood Area CDC - Located in Bldg E-1901 Edgewood, MD., Phone: 410-463-2692
Schools: None on post. Aberdeen Proving Ground is located in the Harford County School District, and children residing on APG North will either attend Roye-Williams Elementary, Aberdeen Middle School or Aberdeen High School. Military children living on APG South or Edgewood Area will attend Edgewood Elementary, Edgewood Middle or Edgewood High School. Located just North of Harford County, Cecil County Public Schools is also in close proximity to Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Youth Services: The Middle School and Teen program provides before and after school, evening and weekend options for children in 6th through 12th grades. Two centers on post:
- Aberdeen Area Youth Services (AA YS) is located in Bldg 2522; phone: 410-278-9061/4995.
- Edgewood Area Youth Services (EA YS) is located in Bldg E1902; phone: 410-436-2862/2098.
Army Community Service: ACS 410-278-7572
Housing: At Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), the family housing inventory includes 1,006 sets of family housing quarters. There are quarters available for all ranks. Waiting times vary based on rank of service member and bedroom requirement. Housing Office: 410-306-2002/2011/2003.
Employment: APG is Harford County's largest employer and one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. Unemployment rate is 7.60%. Median household income $64,025.
- MWR Facilities: Recreation at APG includes arts and crafts, bowling, auto hobby, recreation center, golf, gym, tennis, swimming, Fishing, Stables, Theater and outdoor activities.
- Commissaries - 1 commissary on post; 410-278-3101
- Exchange System - 1 exchange and 2 shoppettes on post; 410-272-6828
- Financial Institutions on post: APG Federal Credit Union and Bank of America Military Bank
Medical Services: Kirk Army Health Clinic (KUSAHC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground is one of Walter Reed's 10 major treatment facilities. The clinic is an ambulatory care facility and does not have an emergency room. Information: 410-278-5475 (KIRK) /1-866-756-5475.
Critical Installation Information:
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.